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Six-Team Sturtee Knock Off

  • Six Sturtee tees and balls

  • Six coloured foam balls (matching the Sturtee colours)


-Equipment Link:

Six-Team Sturtee Knock Off

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-Fundamental Movement Skills:

-Equipment List:

For teams to score the most points by knocking off the Sturtee ball--one point each knock off.

  • Locomotor

    • Dodge

    • Run 

  • Manipulative Send​

    • Throw​

  • Manipulative Receive​

    • Block 

    • Catch​

-Setting Up:

  • Place a Sturtee tee, with a ball balanced atop, on either side of a playing area--could use six basketball keys as a crease that no-one can enter.

  • Divide approximately 24 to 36 players into six teams.

  • Players begin at their Sturtee with one of the players holding their team's coloured foam ball.

  • One player is given the ball.


  • On the signal to begin players attempt to make successful passes to their teammates.

  • Players with the ball can only pivot and not otherwise move with the ball.

  • Players cannot hold other team's foam balls.

  • If a ball is knocked down or otherwise goes to the floor, the team whose ball it is can pick it up and continue play.

  • When players throw the ball and knock the ball off the tee, the scored upon team no longer defends their ball but attempts to knock the balls off the remaining teams.

  • The team with the last ball on the tee wins a point.

  • Play again.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Questions for Understanding:

    • How can offensive teams most efficiently pass, catch, and advance the ball?

    • How can defensive teams most effectively prevent the other team from completing their passes?

    • How can the defensive team most effectively prevent the other team from knocking their Sturtee ball off? 

  • Variation: Use cones with a ball balanced atop each of them.

  • Thanks to Gopher's Jordan Stolp for demonstrating this game at New York Shape 2019.

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